Babita Kumari will head to Rio

Indian wrestling medal hope Babita Kumari was faced with uncertainty about her participation in the Olympics, after United World Wrestling reinstated five competitors including Mongolian Sumiya Erdenechimeg who had tested positive for meldonium.

However, United World Wrestling clarified that "All National Olympic Committees previously granted Olympic qualification spots will not be impacted by this adjustment."

Indian wrestler Babita Kumari will be Rio-bound despite a latest judgement by the United World Wrestling reinstating five wrestlers who were previously banned for testing positive for meldonium.

After the recent WADA directive — athletes found to have low levels of meldonium in tests before September 30, 2015 were cleared — UWW reinstated Magomedmurat Gadzhiev (Poland), Yanarbek Kenzheev (Kazakhstan) Sumiya Erdenchimeg (Mongolia), Andriy Kziatkotsky (Ukraine) and Oksana Herhel (Ukraine).

The ruling had brought about uncertainity on Babita's participation in the Olympics. Babita qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics after Erdenechimeg failed a dope test in the recent Asian qualifiers, where she had beaten the Indian in the semi-finals.

However, in a press release United World Wrestling clarified that "All National Olympic Committees previously granted Olympic qualification spots will not be impacted by this adjustment."